March 1, 2006

flunk out

Posted in Idioms at 9:49 am by Feng

flunk out — to expel or be expelled from a school or course because of work that does not meet required standards [dict]

In “The War at Home”, Vicky told her husband, Dave, that they would have a big problem. Dave almost freaked out as he was afraid that Vicky may have found out his hooking up with Vicky’s best friend when in college. But it was actually about their daughter, Hillary. She got 11 out of 100 in the math test. Dave was relieved and said to himself, “I thought my marriage was over, but it turns out my daughter just flunked out of the school. It’s a good day.”

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